Just ended a week of Instagramming for @opensocietyfoundations from a Guangzhou urban village and migrant worker community. Thanks for following! It’s been fun and meaningful.
Full set of images on @opensocietyfoundations’s feed, or http://instagram.com/opensocietyfoundations
Construction worker He Tiejun, from Hunan province, searches for a mobile phone signal — notoriously bad in the claustrophobic and run-down urban village where he lives with four other workers from his hometown while in Guangzhou for three months. He bought this secondhand Chinese-made smartphone for 120 yuan at a neighbourhood store just a few days ago and has been thrilled with it, keeping it wrapped in a plastic bag to prevent his sweat from ruining it as he works hauling and laying electric cables at a posh new shopping mall in downtown Guangzhou. He uses it to call home to chat with his family and lays in bed watching Chinese movies on it, downloaded at a local Internet bar. ——— Thanks everyone for coming along exploring with me around this migrant worker community this past week. I’ve enjoyed spending time and having conversations with them, and was fortunate to see them working and living up-close.
Thank you @opensocietyfoundations for the opportunity to share some of their stories — and to put some human faces on the economic growth and urbanization we see all around us in China. Over and out! Photo by @chiyin_sim / @viiphoto@opensocietyfoundations @everydayasia #osf #opensociety #documentary #photojournalism #concernedphotography #urbanization #migration #land #housing #china #guangzhou
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